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Pastor's Age Discrimination Claim Against a Denominational Agency Was Barred by the "Ministerial Exception." Member access only

Breach of Contract; Defamation; Judicial Resolution of Church Disputes

Court Not Barred by First Amendment’s Religion Clauses in Donor’s Designated Contribution Claim  Member access only

Breach of Contract; Charitable Contributions

State Supreme Court Addresses Pastor's Rescinded Resignation Member access only

Breach of Contract; Clergy - Removal; Judicial Resolution of Church Disputes

Pastor’s Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against Board Members Dismissed by Court Member access only

Breach of Contract; Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Officers, Directors, and Trustees

Removal of Church Board Members Member access only

Breach of Contract; Charters, Constitutions, and Bylaws; Officers, Directors, and Trustees

Religious Discrimination Member access only

Breach of Contract

Determing Disability Discrimination Member access only

Breach of Contract; Clergy - Removal

Enforced Moral Codes Member access only

Breach of Contract; Contracts; Employment Practices

Former Teacher Sues School for Breach of Contract Member access only

Breach of Contract; Schools

Termination of Retirement Benefits Member access only

Breach of Contract; Retirement Plans

Are Pledges Legally Enforceable? Member access only

Breach of Contract

Child Care Worker, Dismissed for Striking Child, Sues Former Employer Member access only

Breach of Contract; Child Abuse

Clergy - Part 2 Member access only

Breach of Contract; Defamation